Improving canal irrigation management: no need to wait
This paper suggests actions which irrigation system managers can take to improve performance without additional resources. Managers can use methods of rapid appraisal and a straightforward set of questions to identify feasible improvements. These can be found in three spheres of activity: scheduling water distribution, especially to save or better use water at night; communications; and farmer participation. Improvements can be identified and introduced at once. There is no need for managers to wait.